Albion mid-table in agents fees spending

First published in Sport by , Chief sports reporter

Albion spent just under £420,000 on agents fees last season, according to figures released by the Football League.

The Seagulls made the outlay over a total of 47 transactions, including 12 loan deals.

Queens Park Rangers spent the most in the Championship on agents, forking out more than £1.8 million. The least was spent by Blackpool, just £10,000.

Eleven of Albion's Championship rivals paid out more than them, including Bournemouth (over £700,000).

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4:40pm Thu 28 Aug 14

sussexram40 says...

I've got no time for agents. A modern group of leeches who we did without for years and who are partly responsible for the money madness that is damaging the game.
I've got no time for agents. A modern group of leeches who we did without for years and who are partly responsible for the money madness that is damaging the game. sussexram40
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5:43pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Clean Sheet says...

sussexram40 wrote:
I've got no time for agents. A modern group of leeches who we did without for years and who are partly responsible for the money madness that is damaging the game.
Agreed, parasites.
[quote][p][bold]sussexram40[/bold] wrote: I've got no time for agents. A modern group of leeches who we did without for years and who are partly responsible for the money madness that is damaging the game.[/p][/quote]Agreed, parasites. Clean Sheet
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5:47pm Thu 28 Aug 14

jonwaller8508 says...

Everyone thinks that but it's part of the modern game.
I think the club have done brilliantly to spend such a small amount on 47 deals. I didn't realise we had done so much business!
Everyone thinks that but it's part of the modern game. I think the club have done brilliantly to spend such a small amount on 47 deals. I didn't realise we had done so much business! jonwaller8508
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5:52pm Thu 28 Aug 14

VegasSeagull says...

Some have spent less, some have spent more, but if you were to add in the extra money they have negotiated for their client, the figures would be stupid.
When ever I have applied for a job I have always known what the potential employer needed to offer by way of the lowest wage I would accept. We all have a base line figure that must be reached, even if we are desperate for the job.
The only thing an agent can does for a client is to get them a better deal for today, what he can do for himself is to try and get the deal on not too long a contract as that will lead to further deals, if his client is good enough.

If a player doesn't know that he is worth 10K a week then I would suggest that he is a fool. If the same player is offered 5K a week and accepts it, then he is an even bigger fool. Players don't NEED agents, just as today most people don't need unions, all they need is for a club to be fair and to have a good sense of self worth.
Some have spent less, some have spent more, but if you were to add in the extra money they have negotiated for their client, the figures would be stupid. When ever I have applied for a job I have always known what the potential employer needed to offer by way of the lowest wage I would accept. We all have a base line figure that must be reached, even if we are desperate for the job. The only thing an agent can does for a client is to get them a better deal for today, what he can do for himself is to try and get the deal on not too long a contract as that will lead to further deals, if his client is good enough. If a player doesn't know that he is worth 10K a week then I would suggest that he is a fool. If the same player is offered 5K a week and accepts it, then he is an even bigger fool. Players don't NEED agents, just as today most people don't need unions, all they need is for a club to be fair and to have a good sense of self worth. VegasSeagull
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12:52am Fri 29 Aug 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

VegasSeagull wrote:
Some have spent less, some have spent more, but if you were to add in the extra money they have negotiated for their client, the figures would be stupid.
When ever I have applied for a job I have always known what the potential employer needed to offer by way of the lowest wage I would accept. We all have a base line figure that must be reached, even if we are desperate for the job.
The only thing an agent can does for a client is to get them a better deal for today, what he can do for himself is to try and get the deal on not too long a contract as that will lead to further deals, if his client is good enough.

If a player doesn't know that he is worth 10K a week then I would suggest that he is a fool. If the same player is offered 5K a week and accepts it, then he is an even bigger fool. Players don't NEED agents, just as today most people don't need unions, all they need is for a club to be fair and to have a good sense of self worth.
And this is the crux - without agents it's the clubs who would hold all the power. The current system isn't perfect but without it the players would be on peanuts.

The players aren't the right people to negotiate their own contracts... heck, even I'm not happy doing that and I at least have half a brain (according to the nameless one).
[quote][p][bold]VegasSeagull[/bold] wrote: Some have spent less, some have spent more, but if you were to add in the extra money they have negotiated for their client, the figures would be stupid. When ever I have applied for a job I have always known what the potential employer needed to offer by way of the lowest wage I would accept. We all have a base line figure that must be reached, even if we are desperate for the job. The only thing an agent can does for a client is to get them a better deal for today, what he can do for himself is to try and get the deal on not too long a contract as that will lead to further deals, if his client is good enough. If a player doesn't know that he is worth 10K a week then I would suggest that he is a fool. If the same player is offered 5K a week and accepts it, then he is an even bigger fool. Players don't NEED agents, just as today most people don't need unions, all they need is for a club to be fair and to have a good sense of self worth.[/p][/quote]And this is the crux - without agents it's the clubs who would hold all the power. The current system isn't perfect but without it the players would be on peanuts. The players aren't the right people to negotiate their own contracts... heck, even I'm not happy doing that and I at least have half a brain (according to the nameless one). Ex-pat Arnie
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